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What is an Open Head Injury?
The brain is an important organ that when damaged, can create unending and permanent changes to the victim. An open head injury has serious repercussions that can affect the injured for the remainder of their lives in many cases. Any such injury case requires the assistance of a skilled St. Louis open head injury lawyer to address the legal aspects of the case. The victim may suffer from seriously diminished cognitive abilities, or be unable to function even at the most basic level. In some cases, the injury can be treated with some success; but as with all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) the recovery and degree that the injured will return to normal life is in question.
Open Head Injury Attorney in St. Louis
Fighting for survival is usually the case in open head injury cases. When the injury is the result of the negligence of another person, it is critical that the claim filed on behalf of the injured truly reflects the damages suffered by the victim and their families. At our firm, the St. Louis serious injury lawyer addressing such cases is experienced and knowledgeable regarding traumatic brain injury cases and is prepared to discuss the case to advise you how to move forward with the claim to recover damages.
Open head injuries come in four different classes, each requiring extensive medical care and treatment:
- Linear Skull Fracture:
These are often the least serious of open head injuries, but still require immediate medical attention and can have long term symptoms as a result of the injury.
- Depressed Skull Fracture:
These are injuries in which skull fragments can penetrate the brain, causing bleeding, bruising and severe brain damage. The recovery from such an injury is likely a long term situation and several surgeries are likely, as well as rehabilitation or a lifetime of medical and nursing care.
- Diastatic Fracture:
These injuries are most frequently sustained by newborn infants when the skull’s suture lines (where the bones of the skull expand and grow) have been opened and are damaged. The results of such injuries can be total loss of all normal human abilities.
- Basilar Fracture:
Once again frequently found in infants and young children, these are open head injuries that take place at the base of the skull, causing serious complications with fluid leaking from the brain and other severe and dangerous symptoms often resulting in diminished abilities.
If you or a loved one has suffered an open head injury due to the negligence of another, it is critical that you contact The Cagle Law Firm at once to protect your rights and to fight for fair compensation for damages.
Contact a St. Louis Open Head Injury Lawyer from our firm at (314) 276-1681 if you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident in which an open head injury was the result.